Published February 24, 2020

In this three part series, I will address the Top 10 nutrition lies that mainstream media is trying to push on you. Read Part 1.

Every week there seems to be a new nutrition topic covered in the media; new fads, new solutions for weight loss, and new foods that are “bad” for you. Many of the claims are often discredited, upon further research, yet their impact on dietary choices remains.

LIE #4: Too Much Protein Is Hard On Kidneys And Liver

This nutrition lie seems to be a result of the high-protein diets popular a couple of decades ago. The myth is that high levels of protein in the diet contribute to decreased kidney and liver function, as well as osteoporosis. These claims are simply not true.

TRUTH: Proteins Are Critical For Hormone Building, Cells And Bone Health

The truth is that protein contributes to every living cell and process in our body. Essential amino acids found in high-quality protein are associated with improved bone health, and a lower risk of fracture. The protein actually helps bone metabolism and improves calcium retention, and it is potentially dangerous to consume inadequate protein.

SOLUTION: Add Healthy Proteins Into Your Diet- Bone Broth Protein powder, Wild Salmon is rich with Omega-3, vitamins D, B3, B5, B6, and B12, protein, and potassium. Also try sardines, anchovies, and other wild-caught fish. Select only organic, grass-fed beef and lamb, and free-range organic chicken. Enjoy eggs, sprouted nuts, nut butters and seeds to take advantage of the fat and nutrition of these great protein sources.

LIE #5: Everyone Should Eat… (insert name of hottest diet fad here!)

People, for the most part, mean well. And when they find a diet that works for their body, they believe it is the diet everyone should be eating. This is simply not true. Today, people tout Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian and other diets as if they are the only solution for good health.

Each of these diets, and many others out there, fail to provide adequate balanced nutrition. This is especially true with the Food Pyramid.

The problem with the “diet trends” is that they often have a list of foods with do’s and dont's and each person just picks the foods on the list that they like or can tolerate the best. This still does not offer the diversity of nutrition nor does it train the majority of people on how to eat for nutrition rather than convenience.  There are also nutrition deficiencies that come up if you are not intentional about what foods you chose to eat while following these diet fads.

Vegans miss out on these nutrients, and as we’ve mentioned are seriously lacking in Vitamin B-12. Which the resulting B-12 deficiency can cause certain types of cancer, infertility, neurological disorders, cardiovascular disorders, and autoimmune diseases.

And studies show that individuals that just eat a gluten-free diet are nutritionally deficient in fiber, thiamin, folatevitamin Amagnesium, calcium, zinc, and iron.

TRUTH: The Body Needs Diversity & Nutrient-Dense Foods To Get All Needed Vitamins & Minerals

It is essential to eat a diet rich with organic protein, fruits, sprouted grains, quinoa, vegetables, and legumes to get a balanced diet.

SOLUTION: Starter level: The Advanced Plan in your Align Your Health book.  Next Level- Proper testing we offer can identify proper food type and portion for YOU based on your DNA! Ask the front desk for more info


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